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Aug 24, 2013 3:30pm PDT
ground treating thousands of patients, revealing the symptoms tonight. abc's martha raddatz standing by in the region. yosemite on fire. our team inside the park tonight. how close are the flames to sites. a major city, that fire threatening power and water. remember the dream. tonight the march to washington 50 years after the reverend martin luther king made that dream first. how his "i have a dream" speech is being kept alive. and an american voice silenced. ♪ you're no good, baby you're no good ♪ >> singer linda rostadt revealed, the condition that has stolen her voice. >>> good evening, great to have you with us on a saturday night. we begin with that growing urgency over syria. american warships being repositioned, what is coming next? president obama in a rare white house meeting with his national security advisors today. this prompted the meeting. growing proof that chemical weapons might have been used to kill more than 1,000 in syria, among them so many children. tonight volunteers, doctors without borders, inside syria, treating patients. now revealing the symptoms the
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Aug 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
direct hit on the united states? our martha raddatz is in the region with the news. >>> extreme weather forcing children to cool off in ice cubes, schools closed in six states and out west have fearless firefighters stopped the blaze near yosemite. >>> watch dog, we find $1 million of taxpayer money going to waste in a closet. trying to get action tonight. >>> hidden world, the closed life of the amish, is it finally exposed and is there really an amish mafia? >> good evening. as we begin tonight, the clock is ticking on u.s. military action in syria. the white house says a decision is near and u.s. war ships are in position. and the rest of the world is also joining the debate about what kind of action and exactly when. the goal, to stop a man using brutal chemical weapons 5,000 miles away. abc's martha raddatz has it all from the middle east. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of this horror. a brutal dictator who the vice president said today is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of ch
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 12:35am PDT
spring? our martha raddatz is there. >>> and this is not your typical sports car, going from zero to 60 in seconds. and it may even be the safest car in america. we hit the road with the man on a mission to change the way we drive forever. >>> and come under fire. >>> stand down now! >> how a brave mother stopped the gunman, just the latest heroic woman to diffuse the violent situation. keep it right here, america. "nightline" is back in just 60 >>> this time, it appears deadly chemical weapons were used. potentially one of the worst war atroc atrocities in recent memory. our chief global correspondent martha raddatz was there. as a note to our viewers, this report includes a very disturbing and graphic image. >> reporter: the bodies sprawled across clinic floors, many of the victims children and even infants. others fighting for life, rescue crews trying to help them. victims frantically trying to get air, their bodies showing no other signs of injuries. no blood. >> the convulsions, we see a number of people, babies, pinpointing the people -- gurgling is usually consistent with a t
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Aug 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
in israel children try on gas masks. martha raddatz is there. >>> tonight the yo-yo sale. our brian ross fighting to keep you from paying more money on a car you just bought. >> you sold her a car and now you want her to pay more for it. >> no. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight we have breaking news. the president has moved the nation one step closer to military action against syria. he said he is certain that the order to fire those chemical weapons came directly from the syrian government. and he seemed to leave little doubt that america is moving toward action. the mid east region is on a new kind of alert tonight and abc's martha raddatz is there in jerusalem. >> reporter: thousands of syrians fleeing damascus as president obama leaves no doubt tonight in an interview with pbs that syria's president assad has crossed a red line. >> when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, they will be held accountable. >> reporter: the president said he has not yet made a decision to strike, but if one is launched, it would b
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Aug 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
action, after new and gruesome images? abc's martha raddatz, standing by. >>> taking on trump. the state attorney general is suing donald trump tonight, after spending over 35 grand to attend trump university. what did they get in return? >>> and the little boy and his bravery. calling 911. >> someone's trying to break into my house. >> what he does, and that calming voice at the other end. >> you're doing good. you're doing real good. doing perfect. your mom's going to be so proud of you. >>> good evening and thanks for being here on a sunday night. and we do begin with the new threat this evening. the fierce winds now fueling the fire, burning in yosemite national park. winds expected through the evening and tonight, not only are fire crews trying to keep the flames from reaching thousands of homes, they are batting to protect those famous giant sequoias, the ancient treasures of the park. the fire has not reached them yet, but so many other trees the fire has reached. 133,000 acres, a huge part of the park, already charred. just listen to it tonight. the sound of the bone dry ti
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Aug 5, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, in effect declaring war on one of its biggest stars. >>> terror alert, abc's martha raddatz with breaking news on the message from al qaeda that led to the worldwide warnings. >>> and sharks swarming the shores, jumping out of the water. our sam champion jumps in to find out why shark attacks are on the rise. >>> a good evening to you on this monday night and tonight america's sport, major league baseball, is making good on a promise to clean up the game. 12 big stars banned for the rest of the season for cheating with drugs. while another one, superstar alex rodriguez, vows to fight to the bitter end. there he is showing up for the game tonight. abc's matt gutman at his home field, yankee stadium, tonight. matt? >> reporter: it seemed that major league baseball wanted to make an example of its highest paid player, specifically mentioning the types of substances he allegedly abused, including testosterone and human growth hormone. this suspension could cost him $30 million. >> reporter: tonight, despite that suspension, alex rodriguez is still swinging. smacked with what could be
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Aug 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, mountains look like lava and fire creates a treacherous surprise. >>> tipping point, our martha raddatz in egypt and a new warning for america. >>> breaking news, the latest on what happened when 87-year-old icon dick van dyke explained that fiery car before it exploded. we'll tell you what we've learned. >>> the family photos are here, mom, dad and tiny prince george together at home. >> good evening on a monday night. as we come on the air it is man versus nature, and there is a map that says it all, a giant wildfire spreading through idaho and watch it grow over this weekend. bearing down now on sun valley and the vacation homes, the giant mansions of the rich and famous there. veteran firefighters are calling this fire a beast and abc's aditi roy is right there with them. >> reporter: fanned by west winds, the beaver creek wildfire burns deep in the hills near sun valley idaho, more than 100,000 acres scortched and 1,200 crews attacking the flames and smoke from above and below. firefighters are working against hot, dry weather and wind gusts turning the fire into tornado-like spirals.
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Aug 21, 2013 12:35am EDT
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Aug 22, 2013 12:35am EDT
atrocities in recent memory. our chief global correspondent martha raddatz was there. as a note to our viewers, this report includes a very disturbing and graphic image. >> reporter: the bodies sprawled across clinic floors, many of the victims children and even infants. others fighting for life, rescue crews trying to help them. victims frantically trying to get air, their bodies showing no other signs of injuries. no blood. >> the convulsions, we see a number of people, babies, pinpointing the people -- gurgling is usually consistent with a type of nerve agent. >> reporter: the rebel say that syrian troops fired rockets on these innocents, rockets carrying poisionous gas, they deny it was used, calling the claims baseless. but this weapons expert says that the video shows clear signs. >> the only explanation i can really see is this looks like this fellows nerves are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: if verified, this would be one of the worst chemical attacks in decades, the syrian opposition claiming over a thousand killed, but the estimates vary
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Aug 21, 2013 1:40am PDT
leader behind the brutal crackdown in egypt, he'll sit down with martha raddatz. to defend his tactics. >> how some game show winners could end up owing money. you're watching "world news now." put an end to this game ♪ ♪ before it's too late ♪ head games ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by ourtime.com. you by ourtime.com. but lately she's been coming in with less gray than usual. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. ♪ ♪ >>> all right. egypt is america's biggest foreign policy head ache right now. president obama and his security team met yesterday to decide how to respond. >> abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz traveled to cairo for an exclusive interview with the man at center of the crisis there. >> he is one of the most powerful men in egypt right now, a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people takin
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Aug 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
between two top al qaeda leaders. here, with more, is abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement, heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york. and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen. and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants to use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others, as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered, including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mail, as well. the u.s. does not know the content of the letters. >> in terrorist communications, in general, the simpler, more primitive forms of communication, the more effective they are. >> reporter: this is who al qaeda's zawahiri has been communicating with in yemen, nasir al wuhayshi. one of those behind the underwear bomb, printer cartridge bombs and surgically implanted explosives. small bombs that could be p
ABC
Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm EDT
treacherous surprise. >>> tipping point, our martha raddatz in egypt, and a new warning for america. >>> got you, speed traps. we're out with police to show you clues before you hear that siren. >>> and the family photos are here. mom, dad and tiny prince george together at home. >> good evening on monday night. as we come on the air it is man versus nature and there is a map that se it all, a giant wildfire spreading through idaho and watch it grow over this weekend. bearing down now on sun valley and the vacation homes, the giant mansions of the rich and famous there. veteran firefighters are calling this fire a beast and abc's aditi roy is right there with them. >> reporter: the beaver creek wildfire burns deep in the hills near sun valley idaho and 1200 crews attacking the flames and smoke from above and below. firefighters are work is against hot, dry weather and wind gusts turning the fire into tornado-li tornado-like spirals. they are putting in a sprinkler system to protect the homes but most work is done with hand tools. they're digging away trees and anything flammable to
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Aug 3, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, thank you. let's bring in abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz who is in washington tonight. martha when we see the size and scope of the u.s. response both here at home and yeo seas, what should that tell us about the seriousness of this threat? >> well, dan, it's a very real threat for overseas. what is picked up on electronic intercepts is from known enemies who pose credible danger. but closing so many embassies is clearly in reaction to what happened in benghazi. the u.s. is not taking any chances, and that is really what is happening domestically as well. they are being more vigilant because we don't know what we don't know. >> not taking chances at home or abroad. many of us assume after the killing of osama bin laden, that al qaeda, their strength is vastly diminished. is this a wake-up call in that front? >> well, in some ways, it is. they are all over that region but yemen has become the hot bed. there were three drone strikes there just last week and that tells you something. >> you spent a lot of time in yemen and all of the countries in that r
ABC
Aug 21, 2013 2:35am EDT
chaos. martha raddatz sits down with the prime minister of egypt to hear his take on escalating violence. and later -- >> if you are broke don't go to a game show expecting to win. >> then game show fail. why so many game show winners say in the end they lost. it's wednesday, august 21st. >> announcer: from abc new, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> all. happy hump day, everybody. we'll begin with the latest details on the school attack prevented at an atlanta school. >> police say it was a man, 20-year-old michael brandon hill who walked into an elementary school determined to kill someone. but the school has a system where visitors must be buzzed in by staff. hill may have slipped behind an unsuspecting parent. abc's tahman bradley joins us with more. >> good morning. another incident involving a gun and a school. this time it happened during the second week of classes outside of atlanta. >> reporter: the safe return of in know center children. camille pepper, one of 800 elementary schoolkid returning to the loving arms of parents. tears of joy. be
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Aug 19, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >>> tipping point, our martha raddatz in egypt and a new warning for america. >>> breaking news, the latest on what happened when 87-year-old icon dick van dyke explained that fiery car before it exploded. we'll tell you what we've learned. >>> the family photos are here, mom, dad and tiny prince george together at home. >> good evening on a monday night. as we come on the air it is man versus nature, and there is a map that says it all, a giant
ABC
Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
declaring war on one of its biggest stars. >>> terror alert, abc's martha raddatz with breaking news on the message from al qaeda that led to the worldwide warnings. >>> and sharks swarming the shores, jumping out of the water. our sam champion jumps in to find out why shark attacks are on the rise. >>> a good evening to you on this monday night and tonight america's sport, major league baseball, is making good on a promise to clean up the game. 12 big stars banned for the rest of the season for cheating with drugs. while another one, superstar
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Aug 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
mysterious security concern. here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. >> reporter: the threat is credible and serious. a senior u.s. official telling abc news, there is a "specific against a u.s. embassy or consulate, we just don't know what the specific target is." another u.s. official adding, "there could be other targets, not just embassies." beginning sunday, some of our biggest embassies will be closing. including egypt, iraq and kuwait. there has not been a mass closing of embassies and consulates due to an intelligence threat since the first anniversary of 9/11. normally an ambassador would make the determination, but this time it is washington ordering the embassies to close down. and while the closures right now are just for sunday, they could be extended for several days as u.s. intelligence works vigorously to get more specifics. diane? >> story still unfolding, thank you, martha raddatz. >>> also from overseas tonight guess who is leaving the airport? edward snowden who leaked government secrets walked out after 38 days in exile in the moscow terminal.
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Aug 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is in the region for us tonight. >> reporter: it's a terrible and urgent task. tonight the u.s. and u.n. racing to find out whether chemical weapons killed these men, women and children and just how many died. today a shocking new number from opposition groups revealed in washington. >> the most recent estimates we've seen range from 1,000 to 1800 which is obviously a broad range. >> reporter: the assad regime says the claims that it carried out a chemical attack are baseless. but the world is reacting swiftly and forcefully. as u.n. investigators beg for access to the site, the evidence may be quickly dissipating. david, tonight president obama has directed the intelligence community to do everything possible to find additional information about this suspected attack, but we don't know what the u.s. response would be. david? >> martha raddatz with us again tonight. thank you. >>> also new word this evening on americans now believed to have joined the fight on the ground in syria potentially helping terrorist groups there. could those a
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Aug 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
overseas. and our martha raddatz reporting on the targets and the race to intercept the plot. >>> breaking news on food safety. what caused that mystery outbreak that sickened hundreds of people? >>> an explosion of pet nappers. the new way thieves nab your dog. and the woman leading a pet detective to find them. >>> and our persons of the week, oprah winfrey with forest whitaker, a provocative conversation on family and race in america, and her return to acting. get ready for an oprah like never before. >>> good evening to you on this friday night. as we all head into this weekend together, another reminder of this uncertain world. there is a worldwide alert that al qaeda is looking for a moment to strike. today the state department issuing an alert warning americans overseas, that a plot is under way. but are there specific targets, and what should americans do? abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, tracking all the latest developments for us tonight. martha? >> today's global travel alert comes as the state department is preparing to shut down more than 20 embassies
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Aug 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT
latest at this hour. martha raddatz is here. it's almost a week into this threat so what is the very latest tonight? what are you learning? >> diane, overnight there was a u.s. drone strike in yemen, the 6th since the plot was uncovered. when you get a significant threat from a specific country like yemen, u.s. intelligence moves everything it can toward that country, drones, surveillance aircraft, to try to disrupt the terrorist network. despite these six drone strikes, the u.s. believes this plot is still active. as one intelligence official told me, the cause for serious concern remains. and the men behind it, al qaeda leader nasir al wuhayshi and bombmaker imbrahim al siri, are still in hiding. what really has intelligence worried is that the plot will morph into something else, now that the embassies and consulates are closed, that the terrorists will set their sights on a soft target overseas, a hotel or something else largely unprotected. still a lot of concern tonight. >> moving to something impossible to predict. thank you, martha raddatz. >>> now tonight the fbi is asking f
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Aug 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
correspondent, martha raddatz, with what the white house says are reasons something must be done. >> reporter: in the situation room this morning, the president's national security team huddled to discuss options in syria, and this afternoon, his secretary of state presented the most forceful case for a military strike to date. >> what we choose to do or not do, matters in real ways to our own security. some cite the risk of doing things. we need to ask, what is the risk of doing nothing? >> reporter: calling syria's president a thug and murderer who gassed his own people while they slept. kerry laid out detailed human intelligence, satellite tracking that showed rocket trajectory, communications intercepts and orders to syrian troops. >> we know that the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. >> reporter: but it's the images and the stories from the survivors that are clearly the most compelling. and that number. 1,429. 1,429 people killed, including those 426 children. >> the am
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Aug 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
who was hanging out at luxury hotels but right now he is in hiding. >> thank you, martha raddatz, continuing our recording on the terror front tonight. >>> and here at home today surprising news about the health of former president george w. bush. he had a heart scare, all of us wondering how a man so famously fit discovered that risk and what can everyone learn from his experience? abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl has more on the former president. >> reporter: whether it's mountain biking in texas or playing golf with wounded warriors, george w. bush at 67 seems to be as active and móykyy physically fit in retirement as he was during his white house days. but a routine physical yesterday found a blockage in a crucial artery that supplies the heart with blood. so this morning his doctors inserted a stent to prop open j> the artery so the blood can get through. bush has no history of heart trouble and his spokesman says prior to yesterday's physical he had absolutely no symptoms indicating a problem. in fact, he had just gone mountain biking over the weekend and less than
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Jul 31, 2013 9:00pm PDT
every e-mail and every phone call all without a warrant. abc news reporter martha raddatz has reaction from washington. >> while national security secrets will leaking all over washington, general keith alexander was at a las vegas hacker's convention facing down hecklers. >> we stand for freedom. >> the heckler took issue with that statement but the director fired back, saying congressional investigators have found no illegal activity by the nsa. >> that's not -- those are facts. >> another blockbuster revelation today. a still top secret nsa program leaked by edward snowden to a british newspaper that it says allows u.s. analysts to snoop on "nearly everything a user does on the internet in real time." the guardian story provides a 32-page training guide showing how the so-called ex-key score program works. update a from 15 around the world that can show phone calls, e-mails being written, sites being visited, words being searched. snowden discussed a surveillance program this extensive when his story erupted last month. >> i sit at my desk certainly had the authorities to wiretap an
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Aug 25, 2013 8:00am EDT
. he will be more on "this week." martha raddatz is co-anchoring. >> all right, dan, turn now to the devastating diagnoses that silenced linda ronstadt. she's had a decade-long battle with parkinson's disease. ♪ i've looked all my life >> she's been singing all her life, but now that golden voice has been silenced. ♪ when will i hide below once known as the highest paid woman in rock, she has parkinson's disease and can no longer sing. ♪ i'm going back someday come what may to blue bayou ♪ songs like blue buy you and you're no good helped ka that put her career that won her 11 grammys. she spoke to aarp magazine saying parkinson's is hard to diagnosis. when i went to a neurologist and he said, oh, you have parkinson's disease, i was completely shocked. i wouldn't have suspected that in a million, billion years. diagnosed eight months ago, she's been experiencing symptoms for eight years. originally attributing the inability to sing to a tick bite, and her quivering hands to a shoulder operation. she announced her retirement in 2011 and focused her life on her two children. sh
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Aug 21, 2013 9:00pm PDT
reporter martha raddatz. >> reporter: the pictures are gut-wrenching. the rebels say these are mothers, fathers, children, killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets on its own people. rockets carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent convulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i'd be very surprised if it turned out to be a fake. >> reporter: the images are impossible to verify for certain and the assad regime denies the attack saying the allegations are baseless. but we showed the picture to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can really see to this is, this looks like this fellow's nerves have been -- are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said today it is deeply concerned. but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day. president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that's a red line for us. >> reporter: but two months ago when the white house
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Aug 20, 2013 6:30am EDT
the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his father's old senate seat. >> first thing
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Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. will the white house take action, after new and gruesome images? abc's martha raddatz, standing by. >>> taking on trump. the state attorney general is suing donald trump tonight, after spending over 35 grand to attend trump university. what did they get in return? >>> and the little boy and his bravery. calling 911. >> someone's trying to break into my house. >> what he does, and that calming voice at the other end. >> you're doing good. you're doing real good.
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Aug 20, 2013 6:30pm EDT
dangerous escalation of tension continues. martha raddatz has made her way to the center of the crises and the crackdown to ask some tough questions. it's an abc news exclusive. # >> reporter: he is one of the most powerful men in egypt right now and a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people taking the streets preventing simple inhabitants in the neighborhood not able to go out. >> but they were killed for doing that. >> we didn't provoke it, we asked them to go freely. we started by throwing only tear gas and they answered back by firing. >> reporter: the result? more than 1,000 egyptians dead, most of them for protesting the military seizing power. >> you do not believe security forces used excessive force at all? >> i cannot say that all the police are peaceful of course, there are some exceptions. i cannot say 100 percent, but i'm sure that by and large they try to abide. # >> so no remorse for what happened? >> when you see people dying from one side or the other, you cannot say i have
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
gas masks. martha raddatz is there. >>> tonight the yo-yo sale. our brian ross fighting to keep you from paying more money on a car you just bought. >> you sold her a car and now you want her to pay more for it. >> no. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight we have break
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Aug 19, 2013 6:30pm EDT
only the egyptian military but the u.s. as well. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. >>> and now back here at home an uproar is building tonight after an announcement that the obama administration may be dealing a bruising blow to the program head start designed to helped preschool children catch up on education. word tonight the administration says the sequester forced cuts but critics say there may have been another way. tonight 57,000 children are facing the possibility they will no longer get educational support. >>> and a big headline for these last weeks of summer. lyme disease is on the move and the cdy now reports that ten times as many people are being infected as previously thought. what is going on? abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser is here. what's behind these numbers? that's a huge increase? >> this is dramatic. the previous estimate was 30,000 cases per year. now data, 300,000 cases of lyme disease every year, mainly in the northeast, increasing in the u.s. mainly because of milder winters. >> meaning the ticks last longer? >> they have a longer period in whi
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Aug 21, 2013 1:05am PDT
the brutal crackdown in egypt, he'll sit down with martha raddatz. to defend his tactics. >> how some game show winners could end up owing money. you're watching "world news now." put an end to this game ♪ ♪ before it's too late ♪ head games
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Aug 21, 2013 6:30pm EDT
global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tonight searches for the truth. >> reporter: the pictures are gut wrenching, the rebels say these are mothers, fathers, children killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets against its people carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent con vulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i would be surprised if it turned out to be a the images a impossible to verify for certain and the regime say the allegations are baseless but we showed them to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can see is this looks like this fellow's nerves are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said today it's deeply concerned but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player ithe region that that's a ready line for us. >> reporter: two months ago when the white house said it was convinced assad had carried out a small care
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Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
unleashing chemical war. could he make a direct hit on the united states? our martha raddatz is in the region with the news. >>> extreme weather forcing children to cool off in ice cubes, schools closed in six states and out west have fearless firefighters stopped the blaze near yosemite. >>> watch dog, we find $1 million of taxpayer money going to waste in a closet. trying to get action tonight. >>> hidden world, the closed life of the amish, is it finally exposed and is there really an amish mafia?
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Aug 2, 2013 5:00pm PDT
." tonight, terror alert. al qaeda planning a new attack on americans overseas. and our martha raddatz reporting on the targets and the race to intercept the plot. >>> breaking news on food safety. what caused that mystery outbreak that sickened hundreds of people? >>> an explosion of pet nappers. the new way thieves nab your dog. and the woman leading a pet detective to find them. >>> and our persons of the week, oprah winfrey with forest whitaker, a provocative conversation on family and race in america, and her return to acting. get ready for an oprah like never before. >>> good evening to you on this friday night.
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Aug 28, 2013 1:40am PDT
syria but when. abc's martha raddatz is in the region this morning and has the latest on the crisis in syria. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of the horror, a brutal dictator who the vice president said is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria -- the syrian regime. >> reporter: there seems no question that the u.s. is ready to strike a punishing blow to assad. u.s. warships are in place, cruise missiles at the ready, the targets in syria selected. >> if the order comes, you are ready to go -- like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: what might assad do in response? the syrian regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas and large stock piles of sarin. add to that 100,000 missiles and rockets including thousand of powerful scud missiles which could reach any target in neighboring israel. here in israel, a run on gas masks, requests increasing fourfold. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying israel is ready for any scenario and if we identify
ABC
Aug 6, 2013 1:40am PDT
. with more on this abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement. heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen, and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants it use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered. including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mail as well. the u.s. does not know the content of the letters. >> in terrorist communications, in general, the simpler more primitive forms of communication, the more effective they are. >> reporter: this is who al qaeda's zawahiri has been communicating with in yemen, al-wuhayshi. small bombs that could be placed inside a human body, especially dangerous if the bomb carrier boarded a flight. >> this group is fairly ingenious, fairly bold, and e
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 2:35am EDT
in cairo as the the city tries to get back to normal. abc's martha raddatz is there. >> so where does this go from and were you shot? >> yeah. >> reporter: we speck oke to 25-year-old mohamed sultan shot last week by egyptian forces in the eruption of violence he represents egypt's future, best and brightest, graduating from the united states's ohio state university. >> if we have to die so the next generation can live freely so be it. >> reporter: weeks ago we walked amongst jubilant protesters in the square. across town, with the pro-morsi crowd, building tents and digging in, there was hope for a peaceful end. instead, the egyptian security forces demolished this tent city, killing hundreds of people. on the very same spot we were just weeks ago, the scene is truly stunning. burned out buildings, very few people walking around and so much rubble. this is fast becoming a simmering civil war. one of america's great allies in this region, awash in blood. on one side, the government admitted that 36 islamists in its custody were killed. while on the other, militants slaughtered two doz
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 2:35am EDT
affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: the pictures are gut wrenching. the rebels fighting the regime say these are mothers, fathers, children, killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets on its own people. rockets carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent convulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i would be very surprised if it turned out to be a fake. >> reporter: images are impossible to verify for certain and the assad regime denies the attack saying allegations are baseless. but we showed the pictures to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can really see to this is this looks like this fellow's nerves have been, are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said it is "deeply concerned." but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day. president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated no -- in no uncertain terms with every player in region that is a red line for us. >> reporter: but two months ago when th
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 2:35am EDT
. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it is a terrible and urgent task, the u.s. and u.n. racing to find out whether chemical weapons killed these men, women and children. and just how many died. a shocking new number from opposition groups revealed in washington. >> the most recent estimates we have seen range from 1,000 to 1,800 which is obviously a broad range. >> reporter: the assad regime says claims that it carried out a chemical attack are baseless. but the world its reacting swiftly and forcefully. as u.n. investigators beg for access to the site, the evidence may be quickly dissipating. president obama has directed the intelligence community to do everything possible to gain additional information about this suspected attack, but we don't know what the u.s. response would be. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. >> the threat of more political violence hangs over egypt with muslim brotherhood calling for a day of protests. this follows the the release from prison of former president hosni mubarak. the 85-year-old is being held under house arrest at a hospital. here a
ABC
Aug 18, 2013 8:00am PDT
. >> i'm joined by martha raddatz. this crisis has been unfolding for months, and it's a case-study in u.s. impotence. when the brotherhood is in, the u.s. tries to press the brotherhood to open up. they don't. the president condemns the crackdown. that makes no difference either. >> we seem to have no leverage in egypt. we have seen no change. everything the u.s. asks for, nothing happens. that's what's happened over the last few weeks. military to military, they're trying to influence them, back off, don't go into the camps. they go in and they do it. the president has not taken away, made any indication he will take away the $1.3 billion in military aid, and i don't think you'll see the president try to take that away. they're trying to get a plan together before congress comes back. what do we do, but right now there is no plan or leverage except for military equipment. >> but you see more cause of senators mccain and graham, saying it's time to suspend aid. and if the military continues, the crackdown, won't the u.s. be forced into that position? >> that's the question. where is the r
ABC
Aug 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
here this sunday morning. >> from abc news, a special edition of "this week" with martha raddatz in cairo. and jonathan karl in washington. starts right now. >>> good morning, george is off today. we're reporting from a region on the brink, and all eyes are on syria, where an apparent chemical weapons attack could lead to american military action. here in cairo, we're just 100 miles from the mediterranean sea where u.s. warships are now at the ready. this morning, officials tell abc news that u.s. navy destroyers now in the mediterranean could be used to carry out limited military strikes. cruise missile strikes, designed to deter or prevent another chemical attack by the assad regime. if this week's suspected attack is verified. >> this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. that starts getting to some core national interest that the united states has. >> president obama has so far been unwilling to militarily intervene in syria, despite the deaths of more than 100,000 people and a vow he made more than one year ago. >> that's a red line for us. and that there would be enormous
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
be involved. abc's martha raddatz in the region on what it was the president said. >> reporter: these are the images that have had the white house huddled in marathon meetings. the suspected chemical attack, syrian women, children, estimates ranging upward of 1,000 killed. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event of grave concern. >> reporter: speaking to cnn, the president raising the stakes. >> that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has. >> reporter: syria's chaos. its chemical weapons and its breeding of terror, a threat to the entire region and our key ally, israel. all of which could mean a threat to america. on the table, everything from missile strikes, on down to the formal arming of the rebels, which america has committed to, but still has not done. but those images of the suspected attack and that stunning milestone of a million children fleeing their homes has nations across the globe saying now is the time to act. david, the president does not want to go to war with syria. america does not want to go to war. but hi
ABC
Aug 21, 2013 4:00am EDT
for the muslim brotherhood leaving for italy. martha raddatz spoke to the prime minister about the government crackdown. >> no country will allow to have a people taking to the streets. >> reporter: but they were killed for doing that. >> we didn't provoke it. we asked them to go freely. we started by throwing only teargas. and they answered back by firing. >> the white house is considering whether to temporary cut military aid to egypt, following the government crackdown. >>> emotional testimony at the sentencing hearing of army sergeant robert bales who has pled guilty to killing afghan civilians. a farmer cursed bales before breaking down and pleading with the prosecutor not to ask him any more questions. another man testified that his young son who was shot wakes up with nightmares. a jury is diding whether bales should have a chance at parole. >>> a former army private is finding out later this morning how much time he will spend in prison for leaking classified information. bradley manning, handing over reams of information to wikileaks, including video of a deadly helicopter
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 6:30pm EDT
be. david? >> martha raddatz with us again tonight. thank you. >>> also new word this evening on americans now believed to have joined the fight on the ground in syria potentially helping terrorist groups there. could those americans, in fact, pose a threat to our homeland. our senior justice correspondent sat down with robert muller today. we know muller is about to step down after 12 years. if your interview he was expressing concern about americans on the ground in syria? >> the fbi director is concerned about radicals who have gone to fight including members of al qaeda and he said there is intelligence americans may have joined them. >> you are concerned about what they number one the associations they will make and secondly the expertise they will develop and whether or not they will utilize that expertise to undertake an attack in the homeland. >> you asked what still keeps him up at night and what did he tell you. >> reporter: he was blunt as always. he worries about terrorists taking on a plane with a bomb or using biological or chemical weapons. he said those threats ar
PBS
Aug 9, 2013 8:00pm PDT
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